Sweden is a long, narrow country that sits between Norway and Finland. Much of the northern part of the country is covered with woods and mountains. It is dark and cold here in the winter. Most people live in the southern part of the country near the sea.
The people of Sweden are concerned about conservation. They try to keep the Baltic Sea clean. They build energy efficient homes. Sweden is also known for its well-designed cars, furniture and electrical equipment.
Fun Facts about Sweden for Kids
- The capital of Sweden is Stockholm.
- Sweden has 173,730 square miles of land.
- 8,585,907 people live in Sweden.
- The official language is Swedish.
- Most people are Christians.
- The government is a multiparty democracy
- The dollar is a Swedish krona.
- 99 percent of adults can read.
- People in Sweden can expect to live 78 years.
- Narrow: thin
- Conservation: saving or taking care of natural resources, such as water, energy and land
- Efficient: wise use
- Democracy: a system of government that allows people to help make decisions
All About Sweden Video for Kids
Check out this cool video all about Sweden for kids:
This is an animation video teaching kids of the present-day Swedish customs and lifestyle.
Question: What do people in Sweden eat?
Answer: People like pickled vegetables, fish and smorgasbord, which means a buffet of cold meats and dishes.
Question: What types of homes do people live in?
Map of Sweden
Here’s a map of the country of Sweden and all its cities and villages. Zoom in to get into street level or zoom out to see other countries around Sweden! You can see the terrain, but also see the roads, images of the buildings and even take a 3D tour through the streets of the cities of Sweden, as though you are actually there!
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